Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. i watched a show on c-span last night. paula broadwell was talking about one of her books. the state director of security -- the cia director of security . one of the things she touched on was general petraeus. they were intentionally going after his computers to see what they could find behind the scenes. it was amazing to watch these shows back-to-back. how can folks say people are not aware of this and it popped up at the last minute? apparently this had been going on for many months. what she said last night was very extensive. guest: you were saying the security chief talked about looking at petraeus's computers ? that doesn't sound right to me. they would not be talking about this investigation in this type of setting. host: the caller was referring to "book tv." you can go to c-span.org in case you missed that. moving done to nancy in maryland -- moving on to nancy. caller: i think that you should give it an opportunity to play out and see what the evidence and see what happened. i didn't understand how in the world they give this guy that is talking -- it seems like the same
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
. the woman who has been in -- implicated with general petraeus is called o paula broadwell. she appeared on "booktv,"where she talked about her book about the general. here are some comments from her appearance. [video clip] >> in 2006 he was the commander at fort leavenworth. he was overseeing the riding of the counterinsurgency manual. he liked to pay attention to detail. he came to harvard university and wanted to speak to students about the merits of counterinsurgency and that approach to fighting the iraq war, which we're losing at the time. he invited a group of veterans, young students, soldiers dollars, if you well, to meet with the larger student body. i went up to him and said i was writing my thesis on negotiating with terrorists and i said i thought it could help his team win. he was kind enough to indulge me and give me his business card, as he does with many young soldiers dollars. he is very open-minded about taking ideas from everyone and everyone -- anyone and everyone, reaching out to those in different sectors and fields together. we kept in touch over e-mail for a cou
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
? the extramarital affair was between the general petraus and paula broadwell. is a sense harassing e-mails to a woman -- who they say send harassing e-mails to a woman, jill kelley. jill kelley treated thousands of applications messages with the general john allen. possible evidence of another inappropriate relationship. defense secretary leon panetta speaking earlier today and australia says he has continued confidence in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv. we have two days of non-fiction books, interviews and your calls, e-mails and tweets. featured offers include bill o'reilly, and a look at christopher hitchens. with a panel that includes his widow. coverage starts saturday. and join us on 94 exclusive offer chats on facebook.
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
's no indication that petraeus leaked any classified information or provided any classified information to paula broadwell, the woman reported to be involved here. however, i do think you have an appearance problem and an optics problem when the intelligence community -- and indeed, congress itself says that it's currently on a crusade to stop leaks and improper contacts with the media and unauthorized disclosures, and then you have the head of the central intelligence agency, at least for some time, have a relationship with a journalist that was not publicly known. now, broadwell is not a traditional journalist. she's a former military officer herself who was writing a dissertation that later became a book, but it was ultimately a book that was co-authored with a reporter for "the washington post," so broadly speaking, she's a member of the media. you know, you had senator feinstein yesterday saying that petraeus shouldn't go, but just a few months earlier, senator feinstein's committee was proposing legislation that would require anybody in the intelligence community to report any single time